Jennings makes British Columbia Lions’ roster

A journey that began in Cleveland, Ohio has taken Jon Jennings to places all over North America. He’s gone from Saginaw, Michigan to Kansas City, Missouri and now British Columbia, Canada.

The former Cardinals’ quarterback signed with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in April and impressed coaches in camp enough to grab a roster spot heading into the 2015 season. The team showed confidence in Jennings, allowing him to start the first preseason game of the year.

Jennings’ career at Saginaw Valley was phenomenal. The four-year starter set Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference records in both passing yardage (9,546) and total offense (10,700). He is still the all-time leader in both categories.

Last year Jennings was invited to minicamp with the Kansas City Chiefs and also spent time in camp with the Detroit Lions. He then tried out for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.

For the Lions Jennings will be the second-string quarterback behind veteran starter Travis Lulay. The season could serve as a great learning opportunity for Jennings, as he will be able to learn from Lulay and head coach Jeff Tedford. Tedford, a former NFL offensive coordinator and head coach at Cal is renown for his work with quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Joey Harrington.

The first game of the the Lions’ season is scheduled for Saturday, July 4 against the

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